Category: Something Different

Munich: Nuss-Michel is a nutty store

If you haven’t noticed on this trip, we’ve spent a lot of time at the Munich Central Train Station. After our heavy dinner at Rubenbauer, we decided to wander around the Train station. We came across Nuss-Michel, which is a little kiosk in the middle of the train station. […]

Munich: Linderhof Palace

The late King Ludwig II had this palace built between 1874-1878. It is south of Munich, taking a little over an hour to get there. There were tour busses, so it’s definitely a tourist destination, but not busy as the popular Neuschwanstein castle. We went on a rainy Tuesday […]

San Francisco: Soma StrEATfood

While gathering information for lookingforfoodtrucks, I came across this daily food truck gathering in San Francisco. It is a permanent fixture in SoMa, and looks like its a great place to check out the next time I am in the Bay Area! Most of the food truck gatherings […]

$1,492 Jackpot at Valley View Casino

Wow this month of July has given me some great rewards and surprises. Earlier this month I won a 7-day Mercedes E class car rental with Sixt and on Sunday, I hit my very first casino jackpot!  Yes, I have won decent payouts at the casinos before, but never over $1199, where […]

#UberIceCream came to my office

Yelp posted that Uber car service was offering ice cream service if you request them between 11:00-5:00 on July 24.  If you are a Capital One card holder, you get the service for free. Consider this an invitation to chill out. Your office probably doesn’t have a slip […]

Ojai: Beatrice Wood Center

The Beatrice Wood Center is the former home and studio of the named artist, author and potter, and this center is opened Friday to Sundays from 11:00-5:00. A mutual friend of ours was participating in “The President’s Show”, presented by the American Ceramic Society of So Cal (ACS […]

Rare, by Goodwill

  This place is an upscale Goodwill store located in downtown Anaheim, off Harbor Boulevard and Broadway, near D-Rinks ice skating facility. If you got a lazy afternoon and went to browse a vintage store, this is the place to check it out. Everything is namebrand here says the […]

Feb 22: Northern Trust Open

In addition to this blog, I also blog about food trucks at Occasionally I get media passes to check out events, and I was able to get passes to the 2015 Northern Trust Open, a PGA golf tournament in the Pacific Palisades, just west of UCLA. I […]

My 1st German Yelp Event

While doing research on places to visit, I stumbled across a Yelp Berlin event.  They were going to have a coffee “cupping” event on the Wednesday we were in town.  I missed the original response date, but asked the Community Manager if I could be on the wait […]